Cargo plane makes emergency landing off Hawaii; 2 pilots rescued

A cargo plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii on Friday morning and both people on board have been rescued.

The pilots had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land Transair Flight 810, a  Boeing 737 cargo aircraft, in the water after 2:00 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued both crew members, the statement said.

The Department of Transportation said the Coast Guard airlifted one of the pilots to the Queen’s Medical Center, while a rescue boat was bringing the other pilot back to shore, CBS affiliate KGMB-TV reported. It’s not yet known what their conditions are at this time.

According to a map on the flight tracking service FlightAware, Transair Flight 810 landed at 2:06 a.m. local time.

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According to a map on FlightAware, Transair Flight 810 landed at 2:06 a.m. local time FlightAware

The Department of Transportation said the crash happened about 2 miles off Kalaeloa Airport, KGMB-TV reported.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

The Boeing 737 plane departed from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and was heading to Kahului, officials added.

No other information was immediately released.